Baldock mum with breast cancer calls on others to join her hair donation day
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A woman with breast cancer is calling on others to join her in a sponsored hair donation day in Baldock.
Sue Campbell – who is more than halfway through her chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with breast cancer in September – was blown away by the story of the Little Princess Trust after donating her own hair.
The charity provides real-hair wigs to boys and girls who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment, and it is for this cause that Sue has been inspired to raise money for.
The 49-year-old now needs ladies who are willing to cut off a minimum of seven inches of their locks to take part in the hair donation day at Hair FX in Baldock on Monday, April 13.
Sue, who has spent much of her life in Stevenage but moved to Baldock four years ago, said: “The trust helped me to deal with the oncoming loss of my own hair and it enabled me to take control.
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“It also put my own cancer into perspective as I have had a good prognosis, unlike many others – so I want to shout for them.
“Raising money for the trust has helped me on this journey so I suppose they are my friends.
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“Being diagnosed was a massive shock, it turned my whole world upside down.
“And the timing was rubbish – I had not long started a new job and was terrified about losing it.
“My family were devastated. Chemotherapy has very much improved over the years, but there are still nasty side effects.
“I was blessed that my cancer was found at screening so I would like to say to all those ladies of a certain age to go and get screened as it could save your life.
“I am positive most of the time, but it is a difficult journey for so many reasons with the visits to hospital, effects on relationships, and every area of your life.
“My husband Dave has been marvellous, giving me lots of reassurance and love, as well as doing a lot of cooking!
“My 26-year-old daughter Tracey has been a tower of strength for me, ferrying me to appointments and cleaning the house.
“I have received fantastic care from the teams at both Vicky Adkins breast centre in QEII and the Lister Macmillan Cancer Centre at Lister Hospital. They’ve been wonderful.”
On the day there will be pink cupcakes, pink bracelets, pink lemonade and pink balloons, as well as a raffle. If anyone would like to donate their hair, make a donation to the trust or donate raffle prizes please email Sue at email@example.com.